Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2021 Nominees

Squirrel Man

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I think possibly there HAS to be something Good about RR HOF as an organization.

Let's think.
I'm sure (it's a place) where they "archive" things..

I mean if it WASN'T there didn't exist.... If there was No R&R HOF..what do you want to call it? "Hub"
Hub of RR.."information" ..
an aggregator of historical documentation.....
Just trying to THINK there has to something "good" about it...

It seems otherwise what?
You'd have to have a stack of Rolling Stone, Melody Maker, Creem, Jazz & Pop, magazines stored in a warehouse somewhere -that in their pages -would have within them the documented timeline of R&R. (otherwise known as Joe's basement)

Trying to think there has to be something good about it. Reason to exist.
If I had the time I would consider researching the vetting, selection process and the qualifications of those doing it.

Is it some bureaucratic foundation with a bunch of derps in the process or is it actual musicians and/or people from the industry?

I don't know the answer but I'm curious.

EDIT: Quick Wiki search brought up this criticism (go to the "Criticism" link in the link):



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LL Cool J? WTF? He was ok at best during his prime. Hardly an actor, not a musician and no longer a rapper. How did he get put on the same list as Fela?


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This is a privately founded and funded organization , they/it can do whatever it wants .

So can you and I .


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Major league baseball inducted no one to the hall of fame this year. Think of how many players are available for induction.

The rock hall should have nominated perhaps 3 artists a year. We'd be up to the Rolling Stones by now and everybody would have been happy.


Johnny K

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Only Dionne Warwick saw this coming, but the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced a slate of nominees today that we all know some of you are too cool to care about, but will still comment on.

Personally, I won't visit Cleveland until Thin Lizzy is at least nominated. With that said, here it is:

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced its nominees Wednesday for the 2021 Induction.

The nominees are:

  • Mary J. Blige (First-time nominee)
  • Kate Bush (Previously nominated in 2018, 2021)
  • Devo (Previously nominated in 2019, 2021)
  • Foo Fighters (First-time nominee)
  • The Go-Go’s (First-time nominee)
  • Iron Maiden (First-time nominee)
  • JAY-Z (First-time nominee)
  • Chaka Khan (Previously nominated in 2016, 2017, 2021)
  • Carole King (Previously nominated in 1989, 2021)
  • Fela Kuti (First time nominee)
  • LL Cool J (Previously nominated in 2010, 2011, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2021)
  • New York Dolls (Previously nominated in 2001, 2021)
  • Rage Against the Machine (Previously nominated in 2018, 2019, 2021)
  • Todd Rundgren (Previously nominated in 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Tina Turner (Previously nominated in 1987, 2021)
  • Dionne Warwick (First-time nominee) View attachment 484186
Except for Todd Rundgren and Tina Turner, that is the weak field of nominees.